Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

Aug 25, 2016

Iranian boats harassed U.S. destroyer in Strait of Hormuz: Navy

The top naval officer says four Iranian small boats harassed a U.S. Navy warship near the Persian Gulf, but no missiles were fired. The chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, says the incident involving guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (NIT’-zee) reflects the greater ...

Iran, Ecuador weigh ways to boost crude prices

Aug 25, 2016

Iran, Ecuador weigh ways to boost crude prices

Iran and Ecuador on Wednesday discussed ways that the two countries can strengthen oil prices as Iran signals it may support joint efforts by exporters to prop up flagging crude. Iran has been boosting output since Western sanctions were eased in January. Tehran refused ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Iran releases images of new missile defense system

Aug 21, 2016

Iran releases images of new missile defense system

Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defense system Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions. Images on multiple state news agencies showed President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan standing in front of the new ...

Aug 18, 2016

Building stronger ties with Iran

Japan should consider more proactive steps to beef up its relations with Tehran, by building on the bilateral investment treaty signed in February to boost economic ties.